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    • Beowulf

    • By: Seamus Heaney
    • Narrated by: Seamus Heaney
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 681
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478

    New York Times best seller and Whitebread Book of the Year, Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney's new translation of Beowulf comes to life in this gripping audio. Heaney's performance reminds us that Beowulf, written near the turn of another millennium, was intended to be heard not read.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why, oh, why is it abridged?

    • By Tad Davis on 09-25-08

    Regular price: $17.46

    • The Inferno of Dante

    • By: Dante Alighieri, Robert Pinsky (translator)
    • Narrated by: Seamus Heaney, Frank Bidart, Louise Glück, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    This critically acclaimed translation was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award given by the Academy of American Poets. Well versed, rapid, and various in style, the Inferno is narrated by Pinsky and three other leading poets: Seamus Heaney, Frank Bidart, and Louise Glück.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great translation of the epic.

    • By craig on 09-14-15

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Stepping Stones

    • By: Seamus Heaney
    • Narrated by: Seamus Heaney
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    This selection of Seamus Heaney's poems is drawn from nine collections, including The Spirit Level, and provides a perfect introduction to the full breadth of Heaney's poetic concerns.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A gentle, gracious and personal performance

    • By Louie Crew Clay on 01-26-15

    Regular price: $5.60

    • New Selected Poems

    • By: Seamus Heaney
    • Narrated by: Seamus Heaney
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The landmark selection of poems from the greatest poet of our age, read on audio by Seamus Heaney himself. 'His is "close-up" poetry - close up to thought, to the world, to the emotions. Few writers at work today, in verse or fiction, can give the sense of rich, fecund, lived life that Heaney does.(John Banville )More than any other poet since Wordsworth he can make us understand that the outside world is not outside, but what we are made of. (John Carey)

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Beowulf

    • A New Translation
    • By: Seamus Heaney
    • Narrated by: Seamus Heaney
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Seamus Heaney’s new translation of Beowulf is a work that is both true to the original poem and an expression of something fundamental to Heaney’s own creative gift.One of the great classics of English literature, it tells the story of a hero who wins glory and learns wisdom and is then called upon to face a final test against the monstrous. There are obvious parallels to be found in the history of the twentieth century, and Heaney’s Beowulf cannot fail to be read partly in the light of his Northern Irish upbringing. But it also transcends such considerations, revealing psychological and spiritual truths that are both permanent and liberating.

    Regular price: $18.11